Dexos1 gen2 engine oil in UK

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Dexos1 gen2 engine oil in UK

Post by Alanw » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:06 pm

Has anyone found this very elusive oil in the UK yet,I thought that I read somewhere that Mobil1 5w30esp would meet this spec but on rechecking before purchase the supplier says not,it’s an all rather confusing and tedious scenario just to buy some engine oil which should be very easy.i know this has been covered before so apologies for the repeat.my local trustworthy garage told me they have also failed to source this,but he did say they tried only two sources.i will have to go to a VX. dealer I think.
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Re: Dexos1 gen2 engine oil in UK

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Re: Dexos1 gen2 engine oil in UK

Post by Steel_Blade » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:20 pm

The oil you refer to does not appear to be available in the UK, and costs more than buying it from a dealer when delivery is included. Don't think that answers the original question? I've looked all over and I haven't come across any yet, although all the major producers do make a dexos 1 gen 2 version as I found out on a recent trip to New York.
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Re: Dexos1 gen2 engine oil in UK

Post by cooldad » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:53 am

Steel_Blade wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:20 pm
The oil you refer to does not appear to be available in the UK, and costs more than buying it from a dealer when delivery is included. Don't think that answers the original question? I've looked all over and I haven't come across any yet, although all the major producers do make a dexos 1 gen 2 version as I found out on a recent trip to New York.
According to the list at:

https://www.centerforqa.com/dexos-brand2015/

which has been mentioned on here before, Exxon-Mobil, for example, appear to manufacture several oils ranging from 0W/20 (no good for our cars) through 0W/30 to a 5W/30 (both of which would be suitable for us) all to Dexos 1, Gen 2 Spec.

However, when I contacted the company's technical department, they said that none of these products was presently available in the UK. Even more frustrating, was that they wouldn't tell me in which countries they were marketed!

I suppose, in the meantime, we'll have to stick to the GM Dexos 1/2 that the dealer uses.
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